Criticized both Russia and Ukraine. The PACE resolution

Критикуют и Россию, и Украину. Резолюции ПАСЕ

In the Council of Europe adopted a resolution on “the Humanitarian consequences of the war in Ukraine” and “Protection and promotion of regional languages and languages of national minorities in Europe”.

The parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on 23 January adopted two resolutions directly and indirectly related to Ukraine.

In the document on Donbass more condemned Russia’s actions in Donbas and Crimea, but also calls for Ukraine to revise the law on the reintegration of Donbass.

In the PACE resolution on the languages of national minorities Ukraine is not explicitly mentioned, but the report on which the document is based, criticized the Ukrainian law on education.

Корреспондент.net I understood than Ukraine and Russia do not hit the PACE.


Russia must stop support to LDNR

PACE adopted a resolution on “the Humanitarian consequences of the war in Ukraine”, which calls on Russia to end its financial and military support for armed separatists in Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The document 15 points, including in the Crimea.

In the document, the Lithuanian MP, Egidius Vareikis noted that the PACE concerned by the humanitarian situation in the “war of Russia against Ukraine and the occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea”.

The Assembly resolution encourages all member States to strengthen political cooperation, in order to “put an end to this conflict and the suffering of the population.”

The PACE resolution also urges Russia to cease to recognize the passports and other documents, including judicial decisions and the documents confirming the property rights, issued in non-government controlled areas. Also Roshi encouraged to influence the LDNR.

In addition, the PACE document said the need to ensure respect for human rights and the safety of the people living in the Crimea, and in favor of lifting the ban on the Majlis of the Crimean Tatars. Calls skip to the Crimea international human rights organisations and release of political prisoners. To stop the deportation.

PACE also notes the new law on reintegration of Donbass, which “defines the state policy on restoration of Ukraine’s sovereignty over the occupied territories.”

But urges him to reconsider “in accordance with the Minsk agreements” and to fully guarantee the protective film of the social and humanitarian needs of the population in the uncontrolled territories.

PACE also spoke about the need to bring the penal code of Ukraine in accordance with international law, to ratify the Rome Statute.

The Assembly calls upon Ukraine to release the Russian prisoners detained in the context of the conflict in the Donbas. A total of 16 points calls for Ukraine.

Note that Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to the conflict in the Donbass does not support the separatists.

First Vice-speaker of the Federation Council of Russia Pyotr Tolstoy on the sidelines of the PACE session on the issue of DW noted that the resolution on the Crimea will not be performed, since the annexation of “established historical fact”.

As Russia responded to the recognition of the aggressor


Ukraine violates international obligations

During the session also adopted a resolution “Protection and promotion of regional languages and languages of national minorities in Europe”.

The resolution of the Ukrainian question is not directly concerned, however, Ukraine is mentioned in a negative context in the report that accompanied the document. We are talking about the law on education, adopted in Ukraine last fall.

The author of the report was the Hungarian Deputy rose Hoffman from the European people’s party.

The report, which prepared the text of the resolution, analyzes the status of implementation of the European Charter for member countries of the Council of Europe in various fields of public life: education, culture and the media.

The European Charter of minority languages ratified by 25 of the 47 COE member countries, eight have signed but not ratified.

The report stated that the Ukrainian educational law, “in fact, considering the languages spoken by national minorities as a foreign language” and makes the study of state language is mandatory, thus regulating the study of some items of the official languages of the EU “on conditions which are still uncertain and unclear”.

“Learning German, Polish, Hungarian, Romanian, Bulgarian and Greek languages is not justified by the fact that the languages of the EU and those that are the native languages of national minorities living on the territory of Ukraine”, – stated in the document.

The Rapporteur noted that this approach fails to consider the rights of those national minorities whose languages are not languages of the European Union.

“I firmly believe that the adoption of this new legislation complies with international commitments and Council of Europe standards”, – said the author of the resolution.

During the debate before adoption of the resolution several European parliamentarians urged Ukraine to improve the methodology of teaching the state language in schools of national minorities, and not reduce hours for learning languages of national minorities.